Washington, DC Interviews

Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2018, Washington, DC

Most of us in this area know Michael Kahn as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). It's a post he will have held for over thirty years when he retires at the end of the company's 2018/19 season.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Garry Hynes Theatre Life with Garry Hynes
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies.  Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.  Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theat... (more...)
Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton
by Elliot Lanes - March 21, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Bill Largess and Ann Norton, are living their theatre lives as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of one of the gems in our local theatre scene.... (more...)
29 and Counting at Arena for TWO TRAINS RUNNING's David Emerson Toney 29 and Counting at Arena for TWO TRAINS RUNNING's David Emerson Toney
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 20, 2018, Washington, DC

It is not uncommon for actors to have multiple credits at the same theatre. However, to say that David Emerson Toney has appeared at Arena Stage several times would be a bit of an understatement.... (more...)
HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Arena Stage
by Hope Villanueva - March 16, 2018, Washington, DC

Prejudice and Immigration are teachable moments in Arena Stage's HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a one-man play about a young man who stood alone against the injustice of WWII Japanese American internment camps. This interview features director, Jessica Kubzansky, and actor, Ryun Yu, discussing the parallels bet... (more...)
Theatre Life with Andrew Walker White Theatre Life with Andrew Walker White
by Elliot Lanes - March 08, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Andrew Walker White, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Quotidian Theatre Company in Bethesda, MD. in the title role of Hobson in Hobson's Choice. The production runs through March 11th.... (more...)
Laura Osnes On Her Show at AMP By Strathmore Laura Osnes On Her Show at AMP By Strathmore
by Isabella Basco - February 06, 2018, Washington, DC

Laura Osnes is preparing to visit the nation's capital! Michael Feinstein chose the Broadway fan favorite to be part of a concert series at AMP that will transform it into a Cabaret Supper Club. She talks about the concert, why she loves visiting DC and her next steps in her career.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Past is Prologue in Arena's THE GREAT SOCIETY BWW Interviews: The Past is Prologue in Arena's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Benjamin Tomchik - January 25, 2018, Washington, DC

In The Great Society, we follow Johnson as he seeks to pass his landmark legislative anti-poverty programs, the Great Society, while struggling to deal with a military quagmire in Vietnam and domestic strife over ongoing civil rights issues.... (more...)
Arena's SOVEREIGNTY and Kalani Queypo Explore the Native American Experience on Stage Arena's SOVEREIGNTY and Kalani Queypo Explore the Native American Experience on Stage
by Benjamin Tomchik - January 10, 2018, Washington, DC

When Mary Kathryn Nagle's play Sovereignty begins performances at Arena Stage later this week, they'll hear something rarer than an original musical and of immense importance to America's history and story the Cherokee Language.... (more...)
ON YOUR FEET!'s Christie Prades Talks Playing Latin Music Icon Gloria Estefan and Upcoming Performances at Kennedy Center ON YOUR FEET!'s Christie Prades Talks Playing Latin Music Icon Gloria Estefan and Upcoming Performances at Kennedy Center
by Vanessa Michaud - January 04, 2018, Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. audiences will soon be able to experience the journey to success of Latin music sensations Emilio and Gloria Estefan when ON YOUR FEET! hits the Kennedy Center stage January 9th. Christie Prades, who plays Gloria Estefan, took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions f... (more...)
Theatre Life with Felicia Curry Theatre Life with Felicia Curry
by Elliot Lanes - December 18, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Felicia Curry is currently living her theatre life at Arena Stage playing the role of Sweet Thing inNina Simone: Four Women. The production runs through December 24 in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnis Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnis
by Elliot Lanes - December 04, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Amber Paige McGinnis is currently living her theater life at Theater J as the director of the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The production runs through December 31st.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jennifer Moeller Theatre Life with Jennifer Moeller
by Elliot Lanes - November 29, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Jennifer Moeller is currently living her theatre life as the costume designer for Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). The production runs through December 20th at STC's Sydney Harman Hall space.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Racheal and Ryan Nye Theatre Life with Racheal and Ryan Nye
by Elliot Lanes - November 20, 2017, Washington, DC

It's that time of year again folks; it's time for the Kennedy Center's annual production of the holiday perennial ballet The Nutcracker. Rather than present the same production every year, Kennedy Center invites a different company to perform its own take on the Tchaikovsky classic. This year, local... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
by Elliot Lanes - November 09, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kolby Kindle is currently living his theatre life on the road in the ensemble of the national tour of the juggernaut hit The Book of Mormon. The show is now playing at the Kennedy Center through November 19th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Robert Richmond Theatre Life with Robert Richmond
by Elliot Lanes - November 08, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Robert Richmond is currently living his theatre life at Folger Theatre as director for Anthony and Cleopatra. The production runs through November 19th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Evan Casey Theatre Life with Evan Casey
by Elliot Lanes - November 03, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Evan Casey is currently living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre, his DC theatrical home base in An Act of God. The production runs through November 26.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan
by Elliot Lanes - November 01, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subjects Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan are currently living their theatre lives at Arena Stage performing in one of the golden age of Broadway's more underrated musicals, The Pajama Game. They are playing the roles of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, respectively. The production runs through D... (more...)
Theatre Life with Nellie McKay Theatre Life with Nellie McKay
by Elliot Lanes - October 27, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Nellie McKay is probably best known as a singer and songwriter, but what you may not know is that she has a theatre connection. She has lived her theatre life onstage at Roundabout Theatre Company in The Threepenny Opera as Polly Peachum. That performance won her a Theatre World Awar... (more...)
Theresa Cunningham Channels Truth with Arena Stage's NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Theresa Cunningham Channels Truth with Arena Stage's NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by Benjamin Tomchik - October 26, 2017, Washington, DC

Starting November 10, Theresa Cunningham gets to channel the pioneering songstress and make her Arena Stage debut with the East Coast premiere of Nina Simone: Four Women. Before there was Bono or John Lennon, there was Nina Simone and Christina Ham's new play follows her transformation from artist, ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes
by Elliot Lanes - October 23, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Allen Lee Hughes, is currently living his theater life as lighting designer for Arthur Miller's The Price - his 70thproduction at Arena Stage. The production runs through November 12th in the Kogod Cradle. Mr. Hughes also lit the production also lit the show the last time Arena Stag... (more...)
Theatre Life with Liam Mower Theatre Life with Liam Mower
by Elliot Lanes - October 15, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Liam Mower is currently living his theatre life on tour with esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes in the role of Ivan Boleslawsky. The production concludes a week-long engagement today at Kennedy Center's Opera House before continuing on to Charlotte, N... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - October 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Will... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jack Koenig Theatre Life with Jack Koenig
by Elliot Lanes - October 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre.... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 04, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch stars Matt Bogart and Christiane Noll perform the song 'The Perfect Snow' below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Preview of Signature's GIRLFRIEND VIDEO: Get a Preview of Signature's GIRLFRIEND
by Stage Tube - April 03, 2018, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre is proud to present the DC premiere of Girlfriend. Take a peek at the production with this new trailer!... (more...)
BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 28, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now hosting the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch the video below for a preview of the song 'Grateful'!... (more...)
BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 22, 2018, Washington, DC

Arena Stage is currently preparing to present the world-premiere musical Snow Child. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterio... (more...)
VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2018, Washington, DC

The World-Premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY is currently playing at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to ... (more...)
VIDEO: Arena Stage Debuts Powerful Cultural Drama SOVEREIGNTY VIDEO: Arena Stage Debuts Powerful Cultural Drama SOVEREIGNTY
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2018, Washington, DC

Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage's Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles.... (more...)
VIDEO: Happy Holidays from the Stars of Arena Stage's PAJAMA GAME, 'NINA SIMONE' and THE PRICE VIDEO: Happy Holidays from the Stars of Arena Stage's PAJAMA GAME, 'NINA SIMONE' and THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017, Washington, DC

Click below to watch the stars of Arena Stage's 'The Pajama Game,' 'Nina Simone: Four Women' and Hal Linden from 'The Price' wish you Happy Holidays!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch The Cast of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN In Rehearsals At Arena Stage! VIDEO: Watch The Cast of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN In Rehearsals At Arena Stage!
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017, Washington, DC

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN runs through December 21 at Arena Stage. FOUR WOMEN has a book by Christina Ham, and is directed by Timothy Douglas. Watch the cast and director Douglas in rehearsals in this video!... (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, onstage now through November 19, 2017. Click below to watch the building of the set and hear about the show from the cast and creative team!... (more...)
VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC VIDEO: New Trailer for Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre has just announced that A Little Night Music will play for an added ninth week - an addition of eight performances between October 10 and October 15. They also released a new trailer with footage from the show - check it out below!... (more...)
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2017, Washington, DC

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, on... (more...)
VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - May 08, 2017, Washington, DC

Ari McKay Wilford, who plays Judas in the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, recently recording an acoustic version of Heaven on Their Minds. The video was filmed at the Washington National Cathedral.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Riverside Center VIDEO: Watch Highlights of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Riverside Center
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2017, Washington, DC

The Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to present the disco musical, Saturday Night Fever starring Michael Notardonato as Tony Manero. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances begin on Wednesday March 15th and run until Sunday May... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's THE PIANO MEN CABARET VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's THE PIANO MEN CABARET
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre presents THE PIANO MEN CABARET, May 9-13, 2017. Check out a sneak peek below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season! VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season!
by Stage Tube - March 31, 2017, Washington, DC

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Signature Theatre's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2017, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as... (more...)
VIDEO: ABC Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Musical VIDEO: ABC Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Musical
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2016, Washington, DC

Today, ABC News' Stephanie Ramos gave viewers  a behind scenes look at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, now making its Washington area premiere at the National Theatre from December 13 - 31, 2016.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - December 02, 2016, Washington, DC

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MOBY DICK Cast, Audience Take on the Mannequin Challenge at Arena Stage STAGE TUBE: MOBY DICK Cast, Audience Take on the Mannequin Challenge at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - November 30, 2016, Washington, DC

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing q... (more...)
VIDEO: See A Day in the Life of Actress Beth Hylton, Now Performing in 'The Roommate' VIDEO: See A Day in the Life of Actress Beth Hylton, Now Performing in 'The Roommate'
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016, Washington, DC

Watch as actor Beth Hylton goes from rehearsal at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre to performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC in two different plays written by Jen Silverman: 'The Roommate' and 'Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops.'... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Stage Tube - October 18, 2016, Washington, DC

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with DANTE'S INFERNO at Synetic Theater STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with DANTE'S INFERNO at Synetic Theater
by Stage Tube - October 05, 2016, Washington, DC

Synetic Theater invites you to the 10th annual Vampire's Ball on Friday, October 28. This year, the Vampire's Ball will follow Synetic's hellish adaptation of Dante's Inferno. After traveling the nine circles of hell with Dante, guests will dance the night away with music courtesy of Resident Compos... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse STAGE TUBE: Highlights from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2016, Washington, DC

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde continues this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Rocky Nunzio, with stage manager and producer Spencer Kate and executive producer Maureen Rogers. Click below for highlights from the hilarious production!... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016, Washington, DC

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsi... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca Zambello STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca Zambello
by Stage Tube - March 18, 2016, Washington, DC

Washington National Opera's Artistic Director Francesca Zambello announces the WNO's upcoming production of The Ring, a cycle of four epic operas by German composer Richard Wagner, April 30-May 22, 2016.  Peek into a WNO rehearsal room in the videos below!... (more...)